La Chatte Gitane (or The Gypsy Cat) was the name we chose for our cottage in France. We chose it while on the road, moving home, from Ireland to France with 2 dogs and 7 cats in the car.
This blog began its insignificant life as a recipe book for friends and family who would ask me repeatedly for a recipe of this, that and the other.
Since then it has taken many different directions, like gypsies tend to do. Sometimes making a U-turn and revisiting familiar roads and taking a break when necessary.
You'll find recipes here, but also musings about the places we've called home, the gardens that we've established, not always successfully, the homes we've improved and the environments we've lived in. Currently, that is back in Ireland.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

High-Tech Candle Holders

You'd think I have nothing better to do with my time, than punch some holes through tin cans ?
On the contrary, I have a list as long as my arm to get through, before the party on Boxing Day. Buuuut..... this was also on my list.

They will grace the table beautifully with all the other tat that I will be decorating the table with. You'll see.

In the meantime, I wish you all a
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Yule or whatever else you might be celebrating !

Patricia xxx...x


  1. Greedy Rosie12:13 pm

    I think they're lovely.
    Merry Christmas :)

  2. I always love this idea, it's so 'Country Living' and life is never to short to bash a few holes in a tin!

    thanks for the offer of Boxing Day! I have my parents coming to lunch, and I've promised to make beef pie, or I'd be there like a shot!

  3. thank you for the lovely comment! I have had a gorgeously relaxing day. It's been perfect!

    I hope you can find a slice of time to put your feet up - it is Hard Work cooking Christmas lunch for a big crowd.

    I wish you a very happy Christmas. And health, happiness and wealth for 2012 xx

  4. So lovely! Thought of making tin can (heh, that must sound redundant to a non-American)lanterns with Arlo for the Solstice this year. We didn't get to it ... maybe next year!


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